Hello out there fellow Furnish Greeners!
We have big news!! Are you ready??
This just in:
We have 4 rather amazing pieces this week.
All made by Drexel for the Counterpoint collection
Designed by John Van Koert.
|Original paper ad for Counterpoint Collection|
These pieces were produced in 1956. It's un understatement to
say Van Koert was ahead of his time.
|Interior drawer branding|
Raised in rural Manitoba, John van Koert rose to fame as a prominent New York designer, first creating jewelry for Harry Winston, flatware for Towle, and then a premium furniture series for Drexel.
$185 Drexel by John Van Koert Side Table (12n0618VKS) 18w 16d 25h
He is widely credited as having introduced Scandinavian modernism to the American market, when in 1954 he became exhibition director of 'Design in Scandinavia,' a 3 year exhibit that travelled to venues across the United States.
$186 Drexel by John Van Koert Mirror (12n0618M) 37w 37h
Van Koert's furniture designs for Drexel were presented in model rooms in department stores like Abraham & Straus, Macy's and Bloomingdale's.
$585 Drexel by John Van Koert Tall Dresser (12n0618VKT) 34w 20d 50h
This dresser is from Drexel's Counterpoint series. Fine details such as solid brass teardrop drawerpulls recessed within saucer shaped cups denote the refined vernacular typical of Koert's work. Signed with label to interior of drawer.
We're so glad to have had the opportunity to see these
beautiful pieces first hand.
You have to come by & see them!
|$612 Drexel by John Van Koert 6 Drawer Double Dresser 50w 20d 30h|